Landlocked countries

The defense chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries excluding Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea and Niger, gather for their extraordinary meeting in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, to discuss the situation in Nig

3 coup-hit West African nations exit ECOWAS citing sanctions, no support against terrorism 

Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have all experienced military coups in the past few years. They say the regional trade organization is not helping them fight terrorism but rather imposing severe sanctions on them. Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman reports from Ghana on the implications of their withdrawals.

Statue of Vladimir Lenin in front of the Transnistrian parliament building in the break-away region’s capital, Tiraspol.

Where’s Transnistria? And why do people there hope Russia will annex them next?

Global Politics

World powers battle for influence over Central Asia

Mutiny in Mali continues as Junta announces new constitution

Global Politics

Roma in Northern Hungary Have Their Water Supply Cut Off

Geo Quiz

Andean Nation Does The Numbers

Conflict & Justice

There’s no national emergency going on or violence breaking out in this South American nation, but everyone’s been ordered to stay at home.

Kosovo: A State Stuck in Purgatory

A few days ago, I was helping my friend push his 1998 Renault across the Macedonian side of the Macedonia-Serbia border […]

Mali Chaos Continues

Global Politics

Host Marco Werman talks with reporter Peter Chilson about the ongoing upheaval in Mali.

Top of the Hour: Libyan Convoy Enters Niger, Morning Headlines

A convoy of more than 200 armed vehicles believed to be carrying loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi crossed the border from Libya into Niger last night. The West African state of Burkina Faso, which borders Niger, has offered Gadhafi asylum.

The World

Nepalese Immigrants Look for a Home

Global Politics

Thousands of Nepalese live in refugee camps in Nepal because they insist they are Bhutanese, but the Bhutanese government disagrees.